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Real Madrid considering formally notifying Atletico for property damage after youth-team match



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The relationship between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid appears to have taken a turn for the worse, over the past 12 months.

Starting with Real Madrid poaching a few players from Atletico’s youth academy, breaking the non-aggression pact in the process, the two teams have been at odds with each other.

Naturally, neither of the two teams have held back when given the opportunity to bring down the other. In one such instance, Atletico Madrid had damaged the benches and the dressing room at Real Madrid’s facilities after the youth derby between the two clubs, reports The Athletic.

The Real Madrid youth were playing Atletico Madrid youth in the second leg of the quarterfinal of Copa da Campeones. The respective coaches of the two teams – Fernando Torres and Arbeloa, who were once teammates at Liverpool – had already made headlines due to a spat that resulted in the former getting sent off.

In the same game, The Athletic relays a source from Madrid, who claimed that Atletico Madrid had damaged the benches and dressing room of the opposition at the Valdebebas facility.

The said act could be a byproduct of the tension that came to a boiling point when the two youth teams met for the second leg tie, which ended in a 2-2 draw, with Real Madrid advancing thanks to a 4-2 aggregate.

In the same game, Torres was also involved in an altercation with Real Madrid fans, who began to taunt the former Chelsea striker.

Real Madrid, meanwhile, have taken note of the damages inside their facilities and are seriously considering formally notifying Atletico Madrid. It will be interesting to see how things transpire, especially in the midst of growing tensions between the two city rivals.

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Ancelotti talks Courtois, Militao, Bellingham, VAR controversies ahead of Las Palmas vs Real Madrid



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Coming off a highly controversial game against Almeria, Real Madrid will now travel to Gran Canaria to take on Las Palmas tomorrow as part of the early kick-off.

Carlo Ancelotti spoke about the clash tomorrow, starting off by confirming his goalkeeper for tomorrow, “Lunin will start tomorrow.”

He also added that Madrid were looking to get back to their usual level after back-to-back poor performances, one of which included elimination against Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey round of 16.

“We are motivated to return to our best level after 2 bad games.”

The Italian gaffer also commented on the biggest football story in the world today, which was Jurgen Klopp announcing his decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season.

“It’s quite surprising, I understand. Working for a long time with the same club and players lowers your motivation a bit. He’s doing a fantastic job at Liverpool.”

And of course, Ancelotti also spoke about the leaked VAR audiovisual, some of which are highly controversial for all parties involved. Barcelona coach and players have also commented on the same, in light of the Negreira case.

“They have talked a lot. Everyone knows what has happened in the last 20 years in Spanish football. The Civil Guard is carrying out an investigations. That is the real problem of Spanish football.”

Luckily for the manager and fans, all injured players — minus the ACL trio of David Alaba, Eder Militao, and Thibaut Courtois — are available. Jude Bellingham is suspended, however.

“Everyone is available now after the recent period of injuries.”

“Making up for Bellingham’s absence tomorrow? Brahim and Joselu are available options. They were able to show themselves after I relied on them as substitutes,” he added.

And as far as Militao and Courtois are concerned, both of whom tore their ACL early in the season, Ancelotti suggested that they could make their return before the season ends.

“Courtois and Militão both have the option to play this season. The recovery process is going very well, they are training on an individual level. It is February and these types of injuries last 6-8 months, so I think they will recover before the end of the season.”

Source: Mundo Deportivo

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